I have a fear of writing. I’ve feared it for as long as I can remember. This pairs poorly with my deep-seated desire to write regularly and well. I have tremendous respect for people who work with words professionally, and I occasionally aspire to their skillful manipulation of words to coherent thought.

A doodle I made while procrastinating. See next paragraph.

Let me give you a glimpse into the process of this particular piece. I’ve typed out the first few paragraphs; checked email, Asana, text messages, and Slack; returned to this draft and transitioned to a bullet-point outline when the words stopped coming naturally. Physically in my body I…

Alice Tu

Product designer. Cook. Morning person.

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